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Skimmer Found at Salina Bank ATM

KSAL Staff - June 15, 2017 10:53 am

Salina Police are investigating an apparent skimmer that was placed at an ATM at one of the Sunflower Bank locations in Salina.

Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the skimmer was found at 1201 W. Crawford at the Sunflower Bank ATM in the Sunset Plaza on Wednesday, June 14.

Authorities were notified by an individual whose card got stuck in the machine, when he managed to pull out his card, the skimmer fell out with it.

A skimmer is a device used to steal personal information. A thief attaches it to an ATM. The bank customer’s card slides through the skimmer first – then into the machine. A chip inside the skimmer device records information about the account without the knowledge of the customer.

Police have not yet determined how long the skimmer was placed in the ATM or how many cards had been affected.